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 From my experience, most of the people who pick an Android phone over an iPhone fall into these categories: Want the cheapest handset possible.  Apple is never going to win these people over, and really, why should they bother?  There is no profit margin for hardware on the low end, and these people are likely never going to spend enough on content to make it worthwhile to sell at a loss to win them over anyways. The tech crowd that wants to tinker with their devices...
 That data likely comes from the low-end Android phone users -- the ones who chose the $0 Android phone (purely because of price) and would likely choose a feature phone if it was cheaper in some way.  They really don't care what type of phone they get, just as long as they can use it for talk and text. What would be more interesting is if you compared the high-end Android phone users to iPhone users.  Do they spend as much on apps and use the web just as much?  I'm...
 I didn't say it was embarrassing for anyone.  It just doesn't make for a great title of a sporting event is all.
Yeah, I get that, but it sounds like they'll be playing golf in a landfill or something.  Couldn't they have just called it the WM Open?
 That can't seriously be the name of this event...
 And how many exploits will never be fixed because the device owners can't get the fixes for one reason or another (the OEM won't supply the update and/or Google stopped supporting their version of Android).  Sometimes it can take a while to make the right fix -- you need to pinpoint where it needs to be made (possibly multiple locations to cover all cases) and then regression test everything to make sure it doesn't break compatibility with everything that's using that...
Yeah, I'd be happier with Apple paying the cost of the manufacturing error to their technical support staff than to a team of lawyers.  Also looks a lot better in the eyes of customers.
 Sure, for major OS updates it's fine that some phones just simply don't get them (and Google doesn't force OEMs to provide them).  However, major security bugfixes should be back ported and provided to the majority of Android users (and Google does force OEMs to provide them).
 Sure there is: millions of people are walking around with phones that have well known security problems and no way to fix that aside from getting a new phone. This could lead to all sorts of fraud being committed against those people, and the subsequence expense of investigating and stopping that fraud. Real-world/practical loss. Obviously there are people walking around with very old iPhones that have similar problems, but the number of such people is nowhere near as large.
And so we arrive back at the main point, which is that Google could force OEMs to provide updates if they wanted to because most OEMs have no alternative but Android.
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